Deputies name suspect in club murder

July 10, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Richmond County deputies have identified 18-year-old Darion Antonio McNair as their prime suspect in the shooting death of Stedmund Fryer early yesterday morning.

Sgt. Richard Roundtree tells News 12 the murder was precipitated by an ongoing dispute, and that there was a physical altercation before Fryer was shot in the chest. Sgt. Roundtree also says that several hours afterwards, the home of the McNair's sister was riddled with gunfire. One adult relative was home at the time, but was uninjured.

Jordash Tanksley is not a suspect in this particular case, but Sgt. Roundtree says he is an "associate" of McNair and that there are outstanding assault and weapons charges against him. Deputies warn that both men should be considered "armed and extremely dangerous".

If you know where either of the two men are, call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1080. You can remain anonymous.

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  • by rodney Location: augusta on Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00 PM
    thats my big bro "free Him"
  • by Anonymous Location: atlanta on Jul 12, 2007 at 02:02 AM
    it is sad.....but who are we to blame...whateva that happened that morning...i wished it never safe and love it right...
  • by Donna Location: Augusta on Jul 11, 2007 at 12:12 PM
    Can't you see the remorse in his eyes!
  • by becky on Jul 11, 2007 at 09:53 AM
    It is sad almost everyday you turn on the news some one has been killed or shot.I have lost 2 family members both killed by guns,I pray every night for the violence to stop, and for the families that have lost Love ones because of todays violence.
  • by Allen Location: Augusta, Ga. on Jul 11, 2007 at 05:02 AM
    What happened to the time when men settled their disputes with at worst a fist fight.These young males are afraid to settle their differences man to man.The only way they feel confident about their manhood is by carrying a gun.What kind of punks are being raised these days?
  • by Ty Location: augusta, ga on Jul 10, 2007 at 08:57 PM
    I dont understand how richmond county officers were inside this particular club and he got gunned down like that.
  • by Yolanda Location: Athens,Ga on Jul 10, 2007 at 03:31 PM
    This is a sad tragedy! Both of these young men lives are over. When are our young black males gonna wake up & stop killing each other!
  • by Thomas on Jul 10, 2007 at 01:41 PM
    I wonder where this boy got his hateful attitude from......What is accomplished by killing someone? An advanced rank in the hood or the gang? At this rate, people in Augusta won't be safe in their own front yard.
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